Legal Clinic - Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (MVETS)

Credit Hours: 3

M-VETS enables students to represent active-duty members of the armed forces, their families and veterans in a wide variety of civil and administrative, litigation and non-litigation matters, including consumer-protection, landlord-tenant, family law, contracts, and military law and entitlement matters. Students are supervised by law school instructors or private practitioners with subject matter expertise, attend 2 hours of weekly classroom instruction and status meetings, and conduct an average of 6-10 hours per week (fall & spring), and 10-12 hours per week (summer), of out-of-class casework. Beginning Fall 2016, students registered for the fall or spring session of the clinic will receive three (3) total graded credits for this course, two of which are “in-class” credit and one of which is “out-of-class. Students registered for the summer session of the clinic will receive three (3) total graded credits for this course, one of which is "in-class" and two of which are "out-of-class." Visit for additional information. Application and Permission of the Director are required for registration. Information about application deadlines and process is circulated prior to registration each semester, and additional information can be obtained during the Clinic Information Session hosted each semester by CAS. Although not dispositive, preference and priority may be given to repeat M-VETS Student Advisors (student may take M-VETS up to two times) and students who possess a third-year practice certificate or ability to acquire one, and who have completed Family Law, Virginia Practice, Trial Advocacy and/or Pretrial Practice.